According to Hits Daily Double, the Los Angeles transplant is expected to notch a lofty debut on the Billboard 200 with roughly 60,000 to 70,000 total album equivalent units in its first week. Lil Durk didn’t waste any time turning the news into an opportunity to troll Tekashi 6ix9ine.
“Lil Bro doing 70 why rats doing 25-30,” Durk commented under an Akademiks Instagram post on Sunday (November 1).
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The Chicago native is referring to 6ix9ine’s post-prison TattlesTales album, which released in September and debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 with about 56,000 total album equivalent units sold in the first week. For comparison, 6ix9ine’s 2018 Dummy Boy album debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Durk and 6ix9ine have been entrenched in a feud of their own throughout the summer. Durk has promised to outsell 6ix9ine “with his eyes closed” with his next release. He also claimed 6ix9ine’s camp offered him $3 million to keep their social media back-and-forth going.
During 6ix9ine’s August trip to Chicago, he trolled Durk by mockingly paying his respects to Durk’s late cousin OTF Nunu (also known as Nuski).
“CAME TO OBLOCK .. came to pay my respect to @lildurk cousin nuski who was killed by gun violence,” 6ix9ine wrote in his post’s caption. “we need to change as a community #RIP NUSKI PRE ORDER THE ALBUM LINK IN MY BIO SEPTEMBER 4TH.”
A couple of weeks prior, Durk subliminally took a shot at the polarizing Brooklyn rapper during his guest verse on Drake’s “Laugh Now Cry Later with “I’m in the trenches, relax/Can you not play that lil’ boy in the club? ‘Cause we do not listen to rats.”
Durk returned on Friday (October 30) with a fiery single titled “Stay Down,” which features assists from 6LACK and Young Thug. The music video finds the trio taking over a construction site and has more than a million YouTube views.
6ix9ine has gone radio silent since the release of his album and hasn’t posted anything to his Instagram since September 11.
In 2018, the 24-year-old was facing a minimum of 47 years if convicted on an array of racketeering charges for his involvement in the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods gang, but a plea deal and government cooperation allowed him to be released in April amid coronavirus concerns. He served the rest of his sentence on house arrest until regaining his freedom in August.